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Older women who regularly ate blueberries and strawberries had slower rates of cognitive decline than those who ate berries infrequently, a new study found. The findings, part of the large and ongoing Nurses’ Health Study, were published in the Annals of Neurology.
“All attempts to develop a drug that stems the progression of Alzheimer’s disease or reverses its devastating mental decline have thus far failed large-scale clinical trials, in spite of the fact that most of these attempts have targeted beta amyloid, a toxic protein responsible for causing the major symptoms of Alzheimer’s. One of the main reason for these failures is that all of the drugs tested lack selectivity. Most have - read more
Today, as many as 5.1 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s. As the baby boomers march past age 65, that number could more than double in just a few decades.
We’ve made considerable progress in the fight against Alzheimer’s and other dementias, but much more needs to be done right away, because people who face the challenges of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s need help now.
The Obama administration has announced an historic $156 million commitment to address what is needed to confront Alzheimer’s disease. The National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease is a roadmap that will help us meet our goal to prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer’s disease by 2025. This is a truly national plan, based on a strong partnership with every part of the Alzheimer’s community, including scientists, patient advocates, and people living - read more